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The San Diego Model Railroad Association (SDMRRA) is one of the principal exhibitors within the San Diego Model Railroad Museum. The museum is located at 1649 El Prado in San Diego's Balboa Park. The museum is in the basement, open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekdays and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The museum is usually closed to the public on Monday.

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum charges admission for access to the various layouts. See the museum website on our links page for more information about discounts, etc.

The San Diego Model Railroad Association performs maintenance and new construction on Friday nights. If you have already visited the museum during normal operation hours on Friday, and are interested in a work session, please stick around after museum closing and talk to our members. No small children please for safety reasons.

If you are planning to visit the museum from out of town, and would be interested in the SDMRRA layouts, please write the Association at:
    San Diego Model Railroad Association
    1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Attn: VISITOR SERVICES
Be sure to include your phone number and/or e-mail. Someone will contact you to guarantee an enjoyable visit.


If you are a recipient of our Electronic Rail Pass (E-PASS), please bring a printout with you when you visit. Don't have a pass? Click on the E-pass selection at the top of this page to obtain a pass or to see passes issued by other model railroads.